25 June 2009

Great Macaroni Cheese Recipe

This a great recipe for macaroni cheese I found on the BBC Good Food website, it's sauce is easier to make than the traditional one it contains more herbs and vegetables and is faster to prepare I highly recommend it. I will update with a photo next time I make it.


6 rashers streaky bacon , chopped 2 leeks , finely sliced into rings 1 tbsp vegetable oil 140g frozen peas 400g macaroni, 200g pack soft cheese, 85g mature cheddar grated, 1 tbsp English mustard small bunch basil shredded,

  1. Fry the bacon and leeks in the oil for 10 mins until the bacon is golden and the leeks soft. Tip in the peas and heat through. Meanwhile, boil the pasta and heat the grill to high.
  2. Reserve 150ml of the cooking water before you drain the pasta, then add it, the soft cheese, half the grated cheese and the mustard to the pan with the veg. Stir until the cheese melts into a creamy sauce. Stir in most of the basil and the pasta, then scatter with the rest of the cheese. Grill for 2-3 mins until the cheese melts. Scatter with basil to serve.

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